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Archive for May 2012

Smoking cigarettes or marijuana can affect a man’s fertility.

A number of studies have documented the negative impact of nicotine and marijuana on sperm count and production. For example, male smokers’ sperm density (the concentration of spermatozoa in the semen) and motility (ability to move towards the egg) is considerably lower than that of nonsmokers’. There is also increased occurrence of abnormal sperm. All […]

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A male’s age is an important factor in a woman becoming pregnant.

Although women often assume there must be something wrong with them if they can’t get pregnant, just as many fertility problems are caused by problems with the man’s fertility. The stats break down this way: 30% of fertility problems are caused by problems with the woman’s fertility, 30% are caused by male factor problems, 30% […]

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Two Moms with Lots of Love To Share

Lisa and I have been together for almost 11 years. We both knew that we wanted kids eventually, but we didn’t know how the logistics were going to work out. Initially we asked a gay friend if he’d consider donating his sperm to help us have a child, but when he broke up with his […]

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Saying Good-Bye Because He Isn’t Ready to Have Kids

My boyfriend and I have been dating on and off since we met at university about 10 years ago. We fight, we get back together, we fight, we get back together. That’s the pattern. He goes back and forth on the issues of kids as well. One day he says he definitely wants to be […]

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